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Keating, Danilovitz lead finishers from District 2 in Paul Short Run

Pictured above: Wyoming Area’s Madelyn Keating (left) and Riverside’s Lacey Danilovitz, shown in this file photo, race each other at the state track championships in May.

Wyoming Area’s Madelyn Keating posted the fastest time and Riverside’s Lacey Danilovitz produced the highest place finish among District 2 runners Friday in the 48th annual Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh University.

With more than 100 schools entered in the high school portion of the event, the field was split into two boys and two girls races.

Wyoming Area was entered into the stronger of the two girls races.

Keating completed the 3.1-mile course in 18:03.3 to place ninth in the Girls Brown race.

Haverford Township’s Olivia Cieslak led the 399-runner field, winning in 17:42.7.

Bella Noreika from Scranton, which did not enter its full teams, placed 35th.

Hannah Stoss was the second Wyoming Area runner, placing 132nd. The Lady Warriors were 35th out of 38 teams in a race that was won by Owen J. Roberts, 184-187, over Emmaus.

Danilovitz was second in the Girls White Race in 18:15.8.

Mount St. Joseph’s Academy’s Ella Woehlocke won in 17:35.9.

Ella Novelli was fifth, helping Crestwood turn in the top District 2 girls team performance.

The Lady Comets placed eighth out of 41 teams.

Penn Charter outscored Neshaminy, 172-198, for the team title.

Honesdale was 19th, Scranton Prep 23rd and Delaware Valley 31st.

Brenna Dahlgren finished 10th to lead Honesdale.

Delaware Valley’s Ryan O’Connor was 19th, Scranton Prep’s Jenna Hillebrand was 23rd, Riverside’s Kiley Williams was 35th and Honesdale’s Megan Kretschmer was 36th.

Scranton’s Brian McCormack finished more than 30 seconds faster than any other District 2 boy.

McCormack was 14th out of 495 in the Boys Brown race in 15:37.

Luke Pikulski, the only other Scranton entry, was 65th.

The Honesdale boys were sixth out of 48 in the Boys White race for the best place finish by a District 2 team.

Aidan LaTourette led Honesdale, taking 15th place out of 450 in 16:08.8, less than a half-second ahead of Lackawanna League rival Daniel Danilovitz from Riverside in 16th.

Honesdale’s Logan Novobilski placed 24th, Crestwood’s Weston Medvetz and Mason Staude were 25th and 42nd and Delaware Valley’s Nixon Kameen was 55th.

Episcopal Academy outscored Monroe-Woodbury (N.Y.), 36-62, for the team title.

Crestwood placed 13th, Scranton Prep 15th, Delaware Valley 29th, Riverside 32nd and Wyoming Area 44th.

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